Presentation Topics

Ellen presents on a wide array of topics related to alternative dispute resolution for law firms, corporations and small business audiences.

Insights From The Mediator's Perspective

Provides advocates with tips and strategies for pre-mediation preparation and effective approaches during the mediation.

Certified for one hour of general CLE credit through the Georgia State Bar.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Audience: Attorneys

Spotting and Countering Negotiation Tactics

Provides advocates with tips and strategies for pre-mediation preparation and effective approaches during the mediation.

Certified for one hour of general CLE credit through the Georgia State Bar.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Audience: Attorneys

Avoiding Litigation in The Employment Arena

Find out how to save time and money on claims brought by employees against the company. The methods to employ include mediation and arbitration.

Estimated time: 45 minutes

Audience: Corporations, specifically executives and human resource professionals

Benefits and Downsides of Mediation & Arbitration

This topic analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of mediation and arbitration. Various considerations will be addressed including: timing, cost, strategy and other variables.

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes

Audience: Corporations, Attorneys

Don't Be In the Dark: Preparing for a Mediation/Arbitration

Find the light switch through preparation and investigation prior to a mediation/arbitration. Turn on your light switch by strategizing on your end goal to posture the case and to create a win/win situation. Develop an approach using an anchoring technique, finding out what makes each side "tick," and the long-term vs. short-term ramifications of the dispute.

Estimate time: 45 minutes

Audience: Attorneys, Corporate executives

Even Pit Bulls Know When to Stop Biting

Learn the advantages of showing the human side to negotiations rather than playing the role of a pit bull. Presentation covers educating the client on the mediation process, determining the motivation and underlying factors to the litigation, as well as other topics pertinent to enhancing the mediation process.

Estimated time: 45 minutes

Audience: Attorneys, Corporate executives

How to Beat Men at Negotiations

Teaches women how to use their innate skills to negotiate better than men. Includes specific strategies on salary negotiation, contract negotiation, and general negotiation tips.

Estimated time: 45 minutes

Audience: Attorneys, Corporate executives

Introduction to Mediation & Arbitration: Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution

This presentation covers four questions, including how to select an arbitrator, why mediate, success rate of resolution, and concerns most companies have about mediation and arbitration. You will learn the pros and cons of mediation and arbitration methods, how effective these methods are for resolving disputes, and how to select an arbitrator.

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Audience: Can be tailored to meet most audiences

Litigation Nightmares & How to Avoid Them

Outlines key actions employers should consider to prevent litigation in the workplace. Specifically addresses employee handbook matters, performance evaluations, training programs and the like.

Estimated time: 45 minutes

Audience: Human resource professionals

Mediate or Litigate?

This topic analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of mediation and trial. Various considerations will be addressed including: timing, cost, strategy and other variables.

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes

Audience: Corporations, Attorneys

PreSuit ADR Program v. Post-Suit ADR program

Learn the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing mediation/arbitration before a lawsuit is filed versus after a lawsuit is filed.

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Audience: Insurance Companies, Businesses

Ten Steps to Conflict Resolution

This presentation describes ways to avoid and resolve conflicts in any setting.

Estimated time: 15-30 minutes

Audience: Can be tailored to meet most audiences

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